Albany Community Trust awarded grant to remove arsenic-contaminated soils

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ALBANY — Albany Community Trust has received $17,850 in grant funding from the State of Vermont’s Brownfield Initiative to remediate the former Albany General Store property.

The Brownfield Initiative funding will support the removal of arsenic-contaminated soils.

The presently shuttered building has a 100 plus year history of operating as a general store.

The closure was necessitated by an electrical fire in 2013.

The redevelopment envisions the reopening of the general store, the footprint of which will be expanded for community space.

“Bringing life back to the general store is so important to this community,” said Hannah Pearce, president of the Albany Community Trust’s board of directors. “We are grateful for the assistance in evaluating and cleaning up the property.”

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